App full of Saint names for expecting parents

There’s a cool new iPhone app from our friends at Our Sunday Visitor. (Just 99 cents).

The App (currently only available for iPhone) is perfect for expecting parents who are looking for a saint’s name for their child. (Reminder: CV has an App, too.)

The OSV editors pulled the information from the App from their excellent book The Dictionary of Patron Saints’ Names – which my wife and I consulted when we named Anne, Margaret, Charles and J. Robert.

With “Cinco de Mercero” due during Easter week, my wife and I now this nifty App to check for saints’ names.

And, Stephen will be happy to hear: we’re definitely considering the name Mary. (That’s if we’re having a girl. We never find out until the birth.)

But like most Catholic parents, we pray quite a bit about what we shall give our child. And that’s proper.

As the editors note in the introduction to the App, choosing a name for a baby is fun, “but take time to do it right.”

They quote the Catechism, which states:

“God calls each one by name. Everyone’s name is sacred. The name is the icon of the person. It demands respect as a sign of the dignity of the one who bears it.” (CCC 2158).

Something to remember every time we got involved in an online discussion.



One thought on “App full of Saint names for expecting parents

  1. Msgr. Charles M. Mangan says:

    J.M.J. Congratulations, Joshua, to you, your wife and children. My Prayers as Baby’s birth comes closer. I can help some folks with this app. Thank you.

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